Third Monday of January every year: Remembering the celebrated Civil Rights campaigner.
A day marking the life of the celebrated Civil Rights campaigner, Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. He was actually born on 15 January, but in the USA his Day is marked as a holiday on the third Monday of January.
You can find further information about his life – and the meaning of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – from the website of the King Center, the official memorial established in 1968 by his widow, Coretta Scott King.
You can find some background information and a full transcript of Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream” speech on the US National Archives website (PDF).